Proceeding and Highlight presentations will be presented by theme:


Conference overview




Workshops & SIGs

The workshops are expected to provide participants with an informal setting to discuss technical issues, exchange research ideas, and to share practical experiences on a range of focused or emerging topics in bioinformatics. SIGs are workshops organized by a Special Interest Group. Each workshop should provide an interesting perspective on the cutting edge of a selected research field. Workshops may include any form of presentation such as talks or panel discussions.

Workshop overview



The purpose of the tutorial program is to provide participants with lectures and hands-on training covering topics relevant to the field of bioinformatics. Each tutorial will offer participants an opportunity to learn about new areas of bioinformatics research, to get an introduction to important established topics, or to develop advanced skills in areas they are already familiar with. This call is an invitation for scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit proposals for high quality tutorials for ECCB 2016.

Tutorial overview


The ultimate goal of the Proceeding Track is to attract exciting and ground-breaking computational developments that will both contribute to the success of the conference and to the impact the meeting has on advancing computational biology and bioinformatics.
Accepted Proceeding Track submissions will be categorized by thematic area and will be presented in parallel tracks at the conference together with selected highlights submissions. The thematic areas are: data, genome, genes, proteins and systems. Accepted submissions will be published as conference proceedings in an open access, online-only, section of a regular issue of the Bioinformatics journal with an electronic version distributed to conference delegates. The proceedings will be available online approximately one month prior to the conference opening.


The ultimate goal of the Highlight Track is to attract exciting and thought-provoking seminars that will both contribute to the success of the conference and to the impact the meeting has on advancing computational biology and bioinformatics. Highlights will be categorized by thematic area, similar to the proceedings contributions. The selected highlights will be presented in tracks that run in parallel at the conference. Presenters are requested to focus on the chosen paper(s), and are encouraged to include more recent results. In fact, closed stories that conclude with a particular publication not bearing follow-up perspectives might not constitute the best highlight presentations.


With advanced science and technology finding its way into the clinic, governmental organizations and industry, many clinicians, analysts or data scientists have more and more to share with scientists in academia. The aim of the Application Track is to give a voice to those who work outside of academia, often having alternative dissemination strategies relative to scientific publishing. This track is a platform for presenting (software) applications, which may be untraditional and uncommon at purely academic conferences. The Application Track explicitly aims to bridge academia with other application sectors of computational biology and to cross-disseminate both sides. Submissions to the Application Track are invited from sectors including, among others, pharmaceutical industry, biotech startups, clinics, but also academic groups tightly collaborating with any of these.

ELIXIR Applications

ELIXIR is the European life-science infrastructure for biological data. It brings together Europe’s major life-science data archives and connects these with national bioinformatics infrastructures throughout ELIXIR’s member states. By coordinating local, national and international resources the ELIXIR infrastructure aims meet the data-related needs of Europe’s life-scientists.
The aim of the ELIXIR Track is to showcase to the community the latest outputs and services from across the initiative. The focus of submissions should be on developments relating to services and infrastructure within ELIXIR – those relating to research are out of scope with the purpose of the initiative.


ECCB 2016 will bring together scientists from a wide range of disciplines, including molecular biology, biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics and statistics. We are soliciting high-quality research posters in any aspect of computational biology to invoke lively discussions. We invite all interested participants and conference attendees to consider presenting a poster. Dedicated poster sessions will be held on Monday 5 September and Tuesday 6 September.

Poster information

More information

Information on the above can be found on the different call pages.
Call overview page